Vancouver Island's Nature Choice!
Reconnect, Experience, Explore & Discover
March 1 - April 31
Rathtrevor Beach & Craig Bay Beach are closed to dogs
Fines of up to $100 are possible under the wildlife act
Each spring, Parksville’s beaches are closed to dogs to allow the Brant Geese the critical time they need to rest and feed undisturbed.
The Brant Geese seen in the Parksville/Qualicum Beach area have just flown non-stop from Mexico. They arrive thin, tired and hungry. Most have only a few days to regain their weight and strength before making another non-stop flight to the Alaska Peninsula and then to their nesting grounds beyond. Brant Geese feed at the tide-line and therefore are especially vulnerable to disturbance by dogs and people.
Thank you for understanding!
Our focus is to help our guests reconnect with each other while enjoying one of the most spectacular locations in the world, Parksville, BC. We invite you to come and Reconnect, Relax and Rediscover Tigh-Na-Mara, Vancouver Island's Natural Choice for vacationing families, romantic retreats, meetings and events.
We are committed to providing our guests with the best experiences on Vancouver Island and are pleased to expand renovations to our 27 unit Gabriola building this January 9th. Last spring we successfully renovated our 9 unit Ballenas oceanview building with rave reviews. In keeping with our rustic charm, our guests really love the new bright, fresh, totally updated rooms complete with many modern features. Please visit our website Gallery to view our new Ballenas building.
We do apologize in advance for any inconvience as with any renovations there will be some daytime construction noise concentrated to the southern part of our oceanview property. The anticipated completion to the Gabriola building is the end of May. We look forward to enhance our resort, focus on our guests’ experiences and create lifelong memories for many years to come.
Snuggle up this winter and experience our rustic charm in the heart of nature with 22 acres of Arbutus, Cedar and Douglas Fir forest nestled beside the ocean. Discover cozy comforts and Canada's mildest year-round climate. Enjoy our forested oceanfront resort featuring:
- 192 handcrafted log guestrooms
- Two amazing restaurants
- The award winning Grotto Spa
- Complimentary wifi & parking
- Indoor pool with fitness facilities
- 3 kms of sandy beach
- Warmest ocean swimming in Canada
- Over 10,000 sq ft conference centre